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It’s no surprise that the Johor royal family has an exquisite car collection. If you need a refresher of that, do head on over here to witness the Tunku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, as he toured Kuala Lumpur while being accompanied by a bevy of exotic machinery. Now however, we’re being introduced to the latest addition to that impressive fleet, a stunning purple LaFerrari.

Several photos of Ferrari’s latest and finest were uploaded to the Johor Southern Tigers official Facebook page. In the photos, we see His Royal Highness TMJ arriving at the Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium in the rare supercar, of which only 499 will ever exist.

One third of the so-called holy trinity of hybrid supercars, which includes the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1, “The Ferrari” packs a potent hybrid powertrain within its carbon-fibre body. The main element here is the Ferrari F140 6.3 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine that produces 789 hp at 9,000 rpm and 700 Nm at 6,750 rpm.

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The engine is supplemented by Ferrari’s 161 hp HY-KERS system, which provides short bursts of extra power. The F1-derived system brings the total system output to 950 hp and a combined torque of 900 Nm. Transferring all the power to the rear wheels is the job of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

All that power is used to propel a car that weighs (1,585 kg) less than a Toyota Camry Hybrid (1,600 kg) at the kerb. This is partly because of the extensive use of carbon-fibre in the car’s construction, including the monocoque structure that is claimed to offer 27% more torsional rigidity and 22% more beam stiffness than the Enzo.

LaFerrari is equipped with carbon-ceramic Brembo discs on the front (398 mm) and rear (380 mm). It also rides on double wishbone suspension in the front and a multi-link suspension in the rear, with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres that measure 265/30R19 at the front, and a massive 345/30R20 at the rear.

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The car’s grunt is equally matched by its brains. There’s no shortage of electronic controls to keep things in check here, including EF1-Trac F1 electronic traction control, Ferrari’s third-gen E-Diff electronic differential, SCM-E Frs magnetorheological dampers and active aerodynamics.

As is the case with most LaFerrari purchases, the buyer can partake in Ferrari’s Personalisation Programme, where a wide variety of customisation options are available. As you can tell, TMJ has opted to bypass the classic Rosso Corsa for a deep shade of purple, matched with a black roof and wheels. No images of the interior were uploaded but we expect more personalisation to take place there.

Quite a stunner then. And if you’re lucky enough to see the car up close and live, it’ll certainly be an experience to remember.


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